David Brooks, American Airlines’ President – Cargo, for almost 16 years, retired on May 1. He was with American for almost 30 years. Speaking about the veteran air cargo man, Bella Goren, American’s Chief Financial Officer said, “With American Airlines Cargo, Dave has built one of the most successful companies within a company – with some of the best and most loyal customers due in large part to the customer service and relationships Dave and the Cargo team have built throughout the years.”
Taking over from him will be Kenji Hashimoto, who has been with the airline for 14 years. Hashimoto has earlier held the positions of Vice President-Strategic Alliances and Managing Director-Airline Profitability and Financial Analysis. He was also Managing Director-Investor Relations and Managing Director-Finance, Europe & Pacific, operating from London. Along with David Brooks, three Vice Presidents also retired: Mark DuPont, Vice President of Airport Services Planning since 2008; Susan Garcia, Vice President of Information Technology since 2003; and Andrew Watson, Vice President of Customer Technology.
American Airlines has taken the help of McKinsey & Co., to overhaul its management and has reported that the positions would not be filled up.